Portland Oregon Considering Facial Recognition Technology Ban

Posted on September 22, 2019 6:21 pm

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URL https://www.activistpost.com/2019/09/portland-oregon-considering-facial-recognition-technology-ban.html 

By Michael Maharrey

Portland is the latest city to consider a ban on facial recognition technology. The movement to prohibit the use facial recognition at the state and local level could hinder the operation of a growing national facial recognition network.

The Portland City Council was briefed on a proposal to ban facial recognition during a work session on Tuesday. The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is drafting the plan at the request of Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty. The law would reportedly prohibit both government and private use of facial recognition technology in the city, making it potentially the most